FLORAL DESIGNER ERIN BRADY stopped by the other day, armed with scissors, floral foam, and a box of fresh greens. Her mission? To show us how to turn stems of boxwood into magnificent trees. The fun procedure:
Note: If you don’t have boxwood in your garden, you can obtain the stems from your local, independent florist.
True Confession: Erin and I did not sip gin and tonics. Instead, we tucked into some rather strange cookies that had arrived in the morning mail. The sender? My wonderful, wacky mother.
Honestly, when I saw these “holiday treats,” I had the following three thoughts:
2) Toss in garbage.
3) What the hell — try one.
And guess what? The cookies were not salty, as I’d expected. They were buttery, chocolatey, and — I’m embarrassed to say — delicious.
Had we not been eating cookies (and gossiping), we could have knocked this project out in only 15 minutes.
More fun — decorating the trees. Here, the possibilities are endless.
Would you like meet to see the nature-themed components I chose for my boxwood beauties?
How long will boxwood trees last? In a cool room (not more than 65°F), they can last for weeks and weeks, provided the floral foam is kept moist. The greens will stay fresh-looking in a hot room, too, if you spray them first with anti-transpirant (“Wilt-Pruf”).
Need more holiday ideas? Try these:
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